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Nursing Studies (MSc)

Master of Science
2 years
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2022

About this course

Improve your knowledge and skills to become an expert practitioner on our MSc Nursing Studies degree. During this part-time master’s top-up award you'll gain the skills to appraise and challenge current practice. You’ll develop and lead evidence-based provision services that meets the needs of a modern health and social care service.

If you completed your PG Diploma with us, this master’s course gives you a chance to top up to a master's degree by studying one of the following:

  • MSc Nursing Studies - you can study this if you’ve completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (pre-registration) adult, child or mental health pathways.
  • MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Studies - you can study this if you’ve completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)

The course is entirely dissertation-based so you’ll get to focus on a single piece of work.

You’ll graduate with improved career options and will get the chance to move into leadership roles or continue your studies at PhD level.

Course lead

Your course lead is Ms Lyn Wilson, a lecturer in a range of topics related to promoting health including:

  • health behaviour change
  • motivational interviewing
  • social capital
  • health promotion theory
  • practice and self-management

Lyn has worked in secondary education and in the NHS as a senior health promotion specialist. She’s also a registered Public Health Practitioner. Find out more on Ms Wilson’s staff profile page.

If you have a question about the course you can contact Lyn directly:

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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